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Battle of Britain Day

“RAF Triumphs … Raiders Chased Back …” September 15th 1940 Battle of Britain September 15th 1940 saw the last mass daylight attacks on London by the Luftwaffe and is now remembered in Britain as ‘Battle of Britain Day.’ From that day forward daylight raids became...

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The Blitz Begins

“The skies are colored blood red; our pilot expertly maneuvers the Heinkel” September 7th 1940Battle of Britain On the night of September 7th, 1940, 82 years ago today, the German Luftwaffe began bombing London and other British cities by night. This fell into the...

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Churchill Speaks

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few …” On August 18th Winston Churchill rose in the House of Commons to deliver one of his greatest speeches—indeed, one can argue it was one of the greatest speeches delivered in the English...

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Never in the Field of Human Conflict …

August 13th — Eagle Day In 1940 Hitler’s Luftwaffe set out to establish air superiority over southern England and the English Channel in order to enable a cross-channel invasion of Britain, code-named as Operation Sea Lion. Hitler’s forces had just completed the swift...

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Triple Team

P38 Lightning, P47 Thunderbolt, P51 MustangIn my last two blogs I discussed the B17 Flying Fortress and the B24 Liberator, the two USAAF heavy bombers that carried much of the load in the Allied European daylight bombing campaigns, and the extraordinary courage and...

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B 24 Liberator

The Consolidated B24 Liberator suffers from the same ‘second class billing’ as the Hawker Hurricane. Just as the RAF’s Hurricane fighter is seen as somehow less important in the Battle of Britain in comparison to the iconic Spitfire, the Liberator is seen as ‘second...

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